CHILDREN’S AUTHOR

Jacqui Shepherd

Hello and welcome to my website. If you want to get to know me and find out more about the books I’ve written, am currently writing, and much more, you’ve come to the right place!

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR

Jacqui Shepherd

Hello and welcome to my website. If you want to get to know me and find out more about the books I’ve written, am currently writing, and much more, you’ve come to the right place!

Featured Books

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These stories aim to entertain, encourage and empower. They include lessons such as the importance of forgiveness, good manners, patience, gratitude, self-acceptance, learning from mistakes and much, much more. I created them as series but each book is a stand-alone story, and can be bought separately. Don’t miss out, get them all!

Ozzy the octopus

Ozzy the octopus is an entertaining story about making mistakes.

Tagu the turtle

Tagu the turtle is an entertaining story about being good to your friends.

Dis-cow-very

Dis-cow-very is about Molly the cow who wants to leave the farm she lives on to go exploring and discover things. 

For-goat-ten

For-goat-ten is about Roxi the goat who thinks she has been left behind and forgotten. 

About Jacqui

Jacqui Shepherd, children’s author, was born in Zimbabwe, started her schooling years in England and now resides in South Africa. As a child she loved Winnie the Pooh stories and books by Dr Seuss. She is a big Roald Dahl fan. Jacqui inherited her storytelling talent from her father and first began creating her own stories to amuse her four children. Although Jacqui’s children are now grown up and making their own way in the world, they remain her inspiration. Besides being entertaining, many of Jacqui’s stories have important lessons, which help to instil values and attitudes that help children in their daily lives. Jacqui believes that it is important to read to a child and to teach a child to love reading.

She is in full agreement with the famous Dr Seuss quote:

You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

What I am busy with

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I have some new series ready and I’m currently looking for the perfect publisher to produce them. I’m also writing some individual books that are fun, entertaining and have a feel-good element. I plan to self-publish some of these individual books through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. I have many more stories playing around in my mind, just waiting to be written down and brought to life. What will my next story be about? Your guess is as good as mine, but I can hardly wait to find out.

Is writing a job?

“Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.” – Ann Patchett. There is a lot of debate as to whether writing is in fact a proper job. Some people view writing as more of a...

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Keep Smiling

“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” – Chris Hart I am always surprised by the power of a sincere smile. When I am feeling down and someone smiles at me, I instantly feel better. Have you experienced that? That simple smile...

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A helping hand

“The strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it.” — Rona Barrett Nothing gets in the way of being able to ask for, and accept help, like pride does. Too often we would rather struggle and perhaps even fail rather than ask for help. What is it that...

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